Category Archives: Personalities

Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Show the Love

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Video: I wish for you…

Show the love this Valentine’s Day

Beautiful things are possible. We can protect this life we love from climate change, if enough of us show we care… The changes needed to protect our world have begun. We can have 100% clean energy within a generation – but it needs us to show our love to make it happen.
~ Author Michael Morpurgo and actors Jeremy Irons and Maxine Peake in a short film, I wish for you… from

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Guyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

GINA logoGuyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

Twenty reasons to be cheerful in middle age – commentary

20 reasons to be cheerful in middle age

Life satisfaction plummets between the ages of 45 and 59, according to a new survey. But there is a bright side: just learn to love the dad-dancing, plentiful body hair and low expectations

There’s a great scene in Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. No, really, there is. And it sums up eloquently the unexpected joys of being middle aged. Kathy Bates is waiting patiently in her car for the guy to reverse out of a parking space at the mall. Then two entitled young twerps in big hair and yucky, acidulous tops (it’s 1991 in the US) drive into the space in their vile VW Beetle convertible. “Excuse me. I was waiting for that space,” Bates complains. “Yeah? Tough,” says one. “Face it, lady, we’re younger and faster,” says the other.

Cut to Bates seething at the wheel. Then a smile crosses her face. She puts the car into drive, smacks into the VW. Reverses. Hits drive. Smack! Reverses. Hits drive. Smack! The twerps scream at her. “Are you crazy?” “Face it, girls,” says Bates triumphantly. “I’m older and I’ve got more insurance.”

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Voices of Our Toronto: Craig Wong – CBC Player

Voices of Our Toronto: Craig Wong – CBC Player

Our new series, Voices of Our Toronto, begins with a local chef who’s

background couldn’t be any more Toronto. Craig Wong is the chef and

owner of Patois – a wildly popular restaurant that’s inspired by Wong’s

Chinese, Jamaican and Canadian background.

Philosophy for All Ages, especially in Old Age – by George Carlin… video

Philosophy for Old Age – by George Carlin… video

Uploaded on Jul 18, 2010 

Wise words attributed to the late George Carlin, one of America’s great comedians, on how to stay young. It should be called “Philosophy for All Ages.” Background music: “Godspeed” from the Time Machine soundtrack, composed by Klaus Badelt.

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 04, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 04 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Profile: Larry Crandon- musician – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Profile: Larry Crandon- musician – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Larry Crandon, also known as Lawrence, is a quiet and unassuming man who chooses his words carefully. He is a thinker and a helper and many have benefi tted from his expertise as a construction engineer. But it’s in the world of music that Larry has found his niche and he takes great pride in sharing his music for all to enjoy.

Larry was born at Fyrish in Berbice, Guyana. His mom is Marina and his dad is Thomas. Larry is the third of nine children and he recalls that his parents were not only providers but that they worked hard to ensure that the family walked on the straight and narrow path. Larry attended Gibralter Primary School and later Fyrish Government School. He did well and was placed at the Comprehensive Secondary School in Port Mourant for further studies. Larry liked math and he remembers Ms. Baksh, Mr. Goberdhan and Mr. Farouk Juman as teachers who took an interest in him.   Continue reading

Nigeria’s economy – Hope the naira falls – The Economist Magazine

 Nigeria’s economy – Hope the naira falls

President Muhammadu Buhari is repeating an economic error he made as dictator 30 years ago

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Jan 30, 2016 – The Economist Magazine

Now he is president again. (He won a fair election last year against a woeful opponent; The Economist endorsed him.) And once again, oil prices have slumped, from $64 a barrel on the day he was sworn in to $32 eight months later. Growth probably fell by half in 2015, from 6.3% to little more than 3% (see article).    Continue reading

Episodes in the life of Rory Westmaas – Letter by Nigel Westmaas

Episodes in the life of Rory Westmaas

My Uncle Rory passed away on January 24, 2016. He meant a lot to his family, to his many friends and to Guyana. As we offer our solidarity with Rory’s children Peta, Blaise, Storm and Wilde, I thought I would compose some brief quotes on episodes and vignettes from his often larger than life political contribution and experiences.

He was an independence movement titan and a passionate shooter from the hip against colonialism, classism and race. But he was also a fun uncle to have, always engaged in his legerdemain bag of tricks. He often made one or more of his fingers disappear in front of our eyes. I recall one time when he made a marble “disappear” from his hand and end up in a shoe across the hall. To this day I can’t figure out how he accomplished that feat.   Continue reading

West Indies Federation Versus Confederation of Canada: Wha’ Happen? – By Clyde Duncan

Let’s Talk About West Indies Federation Versus Confederation of Canada: Wha’ Happen?

  • By Clyde Duncan – past President of Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of B.C.

This thing about the West Indies Federation and the reasons for the failure has been around for more than 50-years. All the finger-pointing: It was the Jamaican people – It was the egos of the West Indian leadership – Let us be blunt: It was British leadership that was the source of the West Indies Federation failure. Whoever said that the sun never set on the British Empire because God never trusted an Englishman in the dark is right.

Let me tell you about Guyana-born, Sir James Douglas and Barbados-born, Colonel Richard Moody. These men spent their formative years in British Guiana, Barbados and influenced by the English-speaking Caribbean, in general; and like most of the leaders in Guyana and the English-speaking Caribbean they went overseas to better their education. The leadership of a man from Guyana and a man from Barbados are some of the reasons Canada is the second largest country in the world.
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